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Apr 20, 2024

Castlebar Councillor calls for municipal area to host home improvement information evening

A Castlebar based councillor has called for the municipal area to host a home improvement information event. Councillor Donna Sheridan says many people are unaware of the grants and schemes that they may be eligible for. She says an event like this would…
Apr 20, 2024

South Mayo councillor says more funding is needed for the upkeep of council housing

A local councillor says there is a big difference between inspection criteria in rental homes and council homes. Councillor Patsy O’Brien raised at the issue at the recent county council meeting, saying more funding needs to be made available to council…
Apr 20, 2024

Dry and sunny spell to continue beyond this weekend

Long awaited good weather is finally on the way - with temperatures in Ireland matching parts of Spain this weekend and early next week. Met Eireann says temperatures will climb as high as 18 degrees Celsius at times - with dry and sunny conditions for the…
Apr 20, 2024

€1.1 million allocated to new Ballina Scouts facility to be constructed in Belleek

€1.1 million has been allocated to the Ballina Scouts under the Community Centres Investment Fund. The funding will go towards the construction of a new Den and Community Centre in Belleek. Ballina Scouts Group is an organisation that is over 60 years old,…
Apr 20, 2024

Protest to take place in Ballina this afternoon over housing of asylum seekers in Twin Trees Hotel in the town

A protest march is to take place in Ballina this afternoon over plans to house asylum seekers in the town. Plans were released last week detailing that the Twin Trees Hotel in Ballina, on the Downhill Road, is set to welcome up to 120 International Protection…
Apr 20, 2024

Motorists in Swinford, Charlestown and Ballina among the 755 caught speeding yesterday

Over 750 drivers were caught speeding on National Slow Down Day. Among those was one motorist doing 194 kilometres per hour. The national Garda campaign - supported by the RSA - ran from 7:00am yesterday to 7:00am today. Over the course of the 24 hours, over…

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Apr 20, 2024

Mayo minors through to All Ireland Camogie Final

The Mayo minor camogie team are through to the Electric Ireland All Ireland C Championship Final. They were strong winners against Cavan this afternoon, winning by 16 points in the semi final. The All Ireland Final will be played next weekend. Mayo’s player…
Apr 20, 2024

Mayo beat Sligo in Connacht U14 Silver Final

Mayo were big winners against Sligo in the Connacht U14 LGFA Silver Final this afternoon. Five goals helped them to brush aside the Sligo challenge and head to the All Ireland series. Full time from Bekan: Mayo 5-16 Sligo 0-4
Apr 20, 2024

Heartbreak for Sligo in Connacht semi final thanks to late Finnerty goal

Robert Finnerty broke Sligo hearts with a goal in the 71st minute of today’s Connacht SFC semi final. Sligo took the lead two minutes into the game, and were ahead until Galway hit the net after a defensive error. In a sun-drenched Markievicz Park, the…
Apr 20, 2024

Defeat for Mayo in second round of the Nicky Rackard Cup

The Mayo senior hurlers lost out to Donegal today in Round 2 of the Nicky Rackard Cup. Ray Larkin & Brian Finn’s side were level in Letterkenny at the break, but the home side pulled away in the second period. Gerard Gilmore was on form for the hosts, hitting…
Apr 20, 2024

Galway United beat top of the table Shelbourne

A double from Aaron Greene helped defending champions Shamrock Rovers to a 3-1 Premier Division win over Derry City this evening. Pat Hoban scored a consolation goal at the Ryan McBride Brandywell. League leaders Shelbourne slipped up away at Galway United…
Apr 20, 2024

Connacht return to action in the URC this evening

Leinster and Munster are both in South Africa as the URC action continues this weekend. Leo Cullen's men face the Lions at 2:00pm Irish Time while the Reds go to the Stormers at 4:05pm. Shane Jennings starts at fullback for Connacht in their game with Zebre…

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 Below is a copy of the Homily that Fr. Terence Harrington gave on the Sunday Morning Mass broadcast on Sunday January 20th. The Homily deals with the power of the tongue to speak good or speak evil. That's followed by a reflection he gave at the end of mass on the subject of grief.